American IPA

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The American India Pale Ale (IPA) is a hop-forward beer style that originated in the United States during the craft beer revolution of the 1980s. It is a modern take on the traditional English IPA, which was developed during the 18th century to withstand the long voyage from England to India. The American IPA is characterized by its high hop bitterness, aroma, and flavor, which is achieved by using American-grown hops that have high alpha acid content and a variety of aromas, such as citrus, pine, and tropical fruits.

The American IPA is typically brewed with pale malt, which provides a clean, crisp base that allows the hops to shine. It has a medium to high alcohol content, ranging from 5.5% to 7.5% ABV, and a moderate to high level of carbonation. The beer is known for its amber to deep gold color and its hazy appearance, which is the result of dry hopping, a process in which hops are added to the beer after the initial fermentation to enhance the hop aroma and flavor.

Overall, the American IPA is a popular beer style that is beloved by craft beer enthusiasts for its bold, complex flavors and aromas. Its intense hop character and refreshing bitterness make it a perfect beer for those who appreciate a strong and flavorful brew.



5.5 – 7.5 %

In Database
5.1 < 6.4 < 8.0 %


40 – 70 IBU

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38 < 58 < 76 IBU


12 – 28 EBC
6 – 14 SRM

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11 < 15 < 28 EBC
6 < 8 < 14 SRM

Original Extract

13.7 – 16.9 °P
1.056 – 1.070 OG

In Database
12.3 < 15.3 < 18.9 °P
1.050 < 1.063 < 1.079 OG

Final Gravity

2.1 – 3.6 °P
1.008 – 1.014 FG

In Database
1.9 < 3.6 < 5.4 °P
1.007 < 1.014 < 1.021 FG

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